Saturday, August 1, 2009
Women's Evolving Beauty
Women are getting more beautiful. No seriously. According to research reported on Salon.com’s Broadsheet, evolution is making women prettier while men are remaining “aesthetically stagnant.” Apparently the evolutionary trend is that beauty begets beauty. Yes, genes, but it seems, the more beautiful a woman is, the more likely she will continue having babies who in turn will be beautiful. And so on, and so on. Like that Faberge shampoo commercial. Of course, you can’t discount the fact that women have throughout the ages always been concerned about their beauty. We’re programmed from a young age to primp and preen and we teach our daughters. It perpetuates through the generations. It is our fair sex that worries about “letting ourselves go” only to be replaced by a younger, more attractive model. So it makes sense – women are finally being rewarded for generations of hard work. We have truly become the beautiful people, or at least we're evolving into that. And the men? Well, maybe if they’re lucky, they’ll catch up.
photo courtesy of http://newmoonnews.blogspot.com/2007_10_01_archive.html